What we're about

This is a group for poetry lovers in the Northern Virginia area. We plan to meet regularly for workshops and open-mics. Whether you've been writing poetry for years or have never written a poem in your life but would like to try, you are welcome here. This group is also a great way to share information about anthologies and other projects and publication opportunities.

Upcoming events (5)

Poets Anonymous

Red Hot and Blue

Come share your poetry at the Northern Virginia’s longest running Open Mic venue. PA’s OPEN POETRY READING-we read 'round-robin', one poem at a time, with as many rounds as we want until 5PM, so bring plenty to read (yours or other poets you want to honor. Hard copies are not required, unless you want to share. Check out their meetup group here: http://www.meetup.com/POETS-ANONYMOUS-NOVA-s-longest-running-Open-Mic-since-1991/?a=pcmg2

Poetry Workshop and BARDbecue

Needs a location

This month, we'll be meeting at Nick's home in Centreville. Come out and help him celebrate his 35th birthday. It will be less than a week away. Please note, this event is only open to people who have been to at least one of our events and met Nick. To RSVP for this meetup, please e-mail Nick at [masked] and put "bardbecue" in the subject line. RSVPs open June 20th. We will be having a pot luck, so please indicate what you plan to bring. Please bring a pen and enough printed copies of a poem with your name on it to workshop. The poem should be a work-in-progress: the rougher, the better. When we begin, whoever volunteers to go first will hand out copies of his or her poem and read it aloud (reading it aloud is optional, but highly encouraged). The rest of us can take notes on the page and give suggestions for revisions to the piece. Please stick to constructive criticism. When we're done critiquing, the author of the piece will have an opportunity to comment on our suggestions before taking back the copies of his or her poem. If there is time left, everyone is welcome to share a completed (or nearly completed) poem with the group. If we have enough extra time, we may select a poetry prompt to to write as well. Make sure you bring something on which to write and with which to write.

Poets Anonymous

Red Hot and Blue

Come share your poetry at the Northern Virginia’s longest running Open Mic venue. PA’s OPEN POETRY READING-we read 'round-robin', one poem at a time, with as many rounds as we want until 5PM, so bring plenty to read (yours or other poets you want to honor. Hard copies are not required, unless you want to share. Check out their meetup group here: http://www.meetup.com/POETS-ANONYMOUS-NOVA-s-longest-running-Open-Mic-since-1991/?a=pcmg2

Poets Anonymous

Red Hot and Blue

Come share your poetry at the Northern Virginia’s longest running Open Mic venue. PA’s OPEN POETRY READING-we read 'round-robin', one poem at a time, with as many rounds as we want until 5PM, so bring plenty to read (yours or other poets you want to honor. Hard copies are not required, unless you want to share. Check out their meetup group here: http://www.meetup.com/POETS-ANONYMOUS-NOVA-s-longest-running-Open-Mic-since-1991/?a=pcmg2

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Poets Anonymous

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